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Ken Burns American Journeys

Stories by Ken Burns, Ken Burns Events

Filmmaker Ken Burns, America's premier storyteller, collaborates with our team of tour architects to bring to life the films, stories, and insights that shaped the history of the United States adding layers of meaning and appreciation to destinations throughout.

Ken Burns American Journeys
Filmmaker Ken Burns

Welcome to Ken Burns American Journeys

“We recognize in the folks at Tauck the same level of excellence that we’ve tried to achieve. We work in public television, and we do so quite consciously for a number of reasons – the least of which being no commercial interruptions. It permits us to spend the time it takes to do it right. We found in Tauck the same commitment to do it right – to not just be good, but to be excellent.”
- Filmmaker Ken Burns

In 2010, we approached award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan about joining together to develop special travel experiences around the themes of their documentary films. Together, we’ve enhanced many journeys and created over 100 original film vignettes (Stories by Ken Burns), created exclusive tours (Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns) and developed special events with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan; they connect guests with destinations in deep and lasting ways. Our partnership continues to flourish today. Their acclaimed film The National Parks: America’s Best Idea took them over 10 years to create. Tapping into this, Ken and Dayton share their unique perspectives, behind-the-scenes insights and their extensive network of local experts to maximize your travel experience in the National Parks in ways that add layers of meaning and appreciation. The resulting experiences can change the way you view the world – and maybe even yourself. Read Less

Majestic California: San Francisco, Yosemite & the Pacific

A weeklong Tauck Bridges family journey in California – featuring Stories by Ken Burns

Explore San Francisco, Yosemite National Park and the Monterey Peninsula together with your family on our 8-day Tauck Bridges adventure in California. Tauck brings you behind-the-scenes with filmed narratives by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan – creators of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" – who share personal stories of the dreamers, visionaries, and unsung heroes who shaped the preservation of Yosemite.

Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter

Discover another side of Yellowstone in the wintertime

The world’s first national park inspires awe any time of the year, as anyone who's visited Yellowstone would attest. But as you’ll discover on this very special 8-day "Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns" trip, visiting the national park during the winter – when bison, elk, wolves and bighorn sheep wander across snow-covered valleys, and Yellowstone's amazing geologic features are even more spectacular in the frigid air – is a whole other... and perhaps other-worldly... experience.

Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest

Six national parks… harmonious with nature, transcendent of earth and sky…

One of our most popular land journeys – co-crafted with filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, creators of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" – this 10-day trip takes you to the heart of six great national parks of the American Southwest – Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Grand Canyon – for stays at sought-after historic lodges right inside the parks, to experience park landscapes at dawn and sunset when they are most inspiring and spectacular. In the words of Dayton Duncan: "If you really want to witness the national parks when they're most beautiful, you want to see them at sunrise and sunset – the times when we typically shot most of the footage for our film... it is an experience beyond words."


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Ken Burns American Journeys

On Ken Burns American Journeys, filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, America’s premier storytellers, bring to life the themes and stories from their award-winning documentary films. Together, we’ve created over 100 original film vignettes and developed new tours and Ken Burns Events including...

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